Delving into the details
December 1, 2017
Project reveals the fundamental difficulty of clinical decision-making in the first 24 hours of a patient’s admission.
Patient handoffs and research methods
November 15, 2017
One of the benefits of asking open-ended questions is the ability to glean a large amount of information.
Identifying high-value care practices
November 8, 2017
A high-value care rounding tool could be used to measure the relationship between HVC behaviors and actual patient outcomes.
Rates, predictors, and variability of interhospital transfers
November 7, 2017
Clinical question: What is the national frequency of interhospital transfers, and are there any patient or hospital factors that predict these transfers?
Mortality risks associated with emergency admission during weekends and public holidays
November 3, 2017
Clinical question: What factors contribute to increased mortality in weekend hospital admissions?
Improving transitions for elderly patients
November 1, 2017
A new model for improving patient transitions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities significantly decreased SNF length of stay, readmission rate, and costs of care.
Identifying the right database
November 1, 2017
The potential for finding the answers to many patient-care questions probably lies in the EMR data you already have.
Sneak Peek: The Hospital Leader blog – Oct. 2017
October 27, 2017
A narrow focus on shortening hospital stay and weakening channels of communication may be leaving patients adrift in post-acute care.
A game of telephone?
October 15, 2017
A student researcher learns that there is no such thing as perfect data.
Improving our approach to discharge planning
October 1, 2017
A post-acute care placement prediction tool would help determine how to allocate discharge planning resources.